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Illinois Rules of the Road
              Traffic Signals
• Traffic lights at intersections usually have
  three colors — red, yellow and green — from
  top to bottom or from left to right
• Red light means come to a complete STOP
• Yellow warns you that the light is about to
  change to red- you must yield!
• Green gives you the right away to GO but you
  must look both ways before proceeding
         Special Traffic Signals
• When traffic control signals are not working,
  you must always treat the intersection as an
  all-way stop, come to a complete stop. You
  must then look and yield the right-of-way
  before entering an intersection.
• If a traffic light shows both a red light and a
  green arrow, a driver may turn in the direction
  of the arrow until the red light has changed.
               Traffic Signals
• At some intersections, there may be a single
  red or yellow light.
• A flashing RED light is to be treated as a STOP
  sign! You must stop, yield the right-of-way to
  traffic within the intersection or crosswalk and
  proceed when safe.
• A flashing yellow light requires you to proceed
  with caution, which means you must slow
  down and look both ways
          Pavement Markings
• Solid white lanes separate traffic moving in
  the SAME direction. You should not change
  lanes when you see them.
• Broken white lines also separate traffic moving
  in the SAME direction. Changing lanes is safer
  here.
          Pavement Markings
• Solid yellow lanes separate traffic moving in
  the OPPOSITE direction. You should not pass a
  vehicle when you see them.
• Broken yellow lines also separate traffic
  moving in the OPPOSITE direction. If safe,
  passing is allowed here.
           Pavement Markings
• Drivers may not pass on a two-lane roadway
  marked with a single solid yellow line on their
  side of the center line. The broken line must
  be on your side to pass legally.
        Railroad Crossbuck Sign
• Most crossings have a railroad sign. If it has
  more than one track, the number of tracks is
  on the sign below the crossbuck. This is a yield
  sign and drivers must yield the right of way to
  any oncoming trains.
          Following Distances
• Following a vehicle too closely is called
  “tailgating.” Use the three-second rule to
  determine a safe following distance. Select a
  fixed object on the road ahead such as a sign,
  tree or overpass. When the vehicle ahead of
  you passes the object, count “one-thousand-
  one, one-thousand-two, etc.”
          Weather Conditions


• If driving during foggy weather, a driver
  should drive with his headlights set on dim or
  use fog lights.
                   Skidding
• Skidding occurs when tires lose traction. If you
  skid, ease off the gas pedal or brakes. Steer
  into the direction of the skid until you feel you
  have regained traction and then straighten
  your vehicle.
               Hydroplaning
• Avoid hydroplaning (skidding on water) by
  slowing down. If you skid while hydroplaning,
  try to regain control of the vehicle. Otherwise,
  release the accelerator and ride out the skid.
                  Blowouts
• A thumping sound may be a warning of a
  blowout. If this happens, ease your foot off
  the gas pedal and keep a firm grasp on the
  steering wheel. Do not brake suddenly. Pull
  safely off the roadway and check your tires.
       Driving off the Pavement
• If your wheels drift off the pavement onto the
  shoulder, grip the wheel firmly, ease your foot
  off the gas pedal and brake gently. After
  checking for traffic behind you, gently steer
  back onto the pavement. Do not jerk your
  wheel to correct your steering. This may cause
  you to drive into oncoming traffic.
                  More Info
• Illinois law requires you to turn on your
  headlights when operating your wipers.
• Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  Carbon monoxide is a deadly poison. Symptoms
  of carbon monoxide poisoning are weariness,
  yawning, dizziness, nausea, headache and ringing
  in the ears. To prevent it, leave the window
  partially open when starting the engine, while
  driving the vehicle or when running the engine
  while parked. Never run the engine in your
  garage.

				
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